LG InstaView ThinQ Alexa fridge adds clever kitchen tricks

LG's new smart kitchen appliances make it easier to cook and clean

Originally called the Smart InstaView fridge, LG's intelligent icebox is now the InstaView ThinQ Refrigerator, folding it right in with the rest of LG's new, ThinQ-branded kitchen appliances. The fridge features a large 29-inch touch LCD display that shows what's inside and recipes you can try. Offering a hands-free experience that takes much of the stress out of preparing daily means, LGs smart kitchen products such as the InstaView ThinQ™ refrigerator and the EasyClean oven range and QuadWash™ dishwasher maximize efficiency and ease to allow more quality time at home. There's also a wide angle panoramic camera on the inside of the fridge that will let you remotely view your fridge while you're out and about to check and see if you're actually out of milk or not.

LG is also touting how all of its ThinQ kitchen gadgets can talk to each other to make kitchen tasks easier - so your ThinQ fridge can talk to your EasyClean oven, which will help you cook food through step by step instructions from the recipe app from your fridge. When the oven needs cleaning – which is made simpler by the ovens advanced hydrophilic enamel coating – a notification is automatically sent to the homeowners smartphone. When it's time to do the dishes, the EasyClean oven can send information to the QuadWash dishwasher which will set an appropriate wash cycle.

No pricing or availability information has been released yet for the ThinQ refrigerator or any of the other new appliances. The multi-motion spray arms promise to clean all dishes of different sizes and shapes. Both the oven and dishwasher can be monitored with voice commands.

LG's Home Appliance & Air Solution Company President Song Dae-hyun believes all these will bring good to the smart home industry and said, "LG's use of artificial intelligence in the kitchen enhances the quality of life by offering innovative solutions to everyday struggles in the kitchen".

The smart kitchen has been on the precipice of going mainstream for years now.

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